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Title: Good with his Hands
Series: Good in Bed #1
Author: Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2021

Synopsis from Goodreads

A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine, and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream.

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!


Good with his Hands is a feel-good story which leaves behind a lot of warm and fuzzies along with the desire to find a relationship as good as this one.

Ruby has spent the last few years rebuilding herself following a car accident which took the life of her best friend, Claire, who also happened to be Jesse’s younger sister. Although they were friends before, Claire’s death bonded the pair in their grief. With Jesse becoming very protective of Ruby and her recovery, not wanting to jeopardise her recovery in any way.

As Jesse is moving across the country to grow his business, time is running out for him to give Ruby a letter he found from his sister to Ruby. The letter is in fact a list of challenges/activities to recapture their dreams and lead them to the right path.

Jesse and Ruby undertake the list together with a limited time to finish it before Jesse’s big move. I adored the interactions between Jesse and Ruby alongside the dynamic chemistry they have. Moreover, I loved the way in which each activity they undertook brought them closer together and relit their joy for life. The narrative shows the stark difference between surviving and truly living.

I also adored the way in which Jesse and Ruby’s memories of Claire were brought to life through their adventures together. The best way to honour a loved one is to keep their memory alive.

As the pair grow closer, they inevitably agree to a fling with a predetermined expiry date with Jesse moving across the country. But could they really just part ways when the time comes?

Good with his Hands is a wonderful story which proves good things require nurturing and relationship require work as well as chemistry.